Author Archives: Piper

Biology Does Not and Must Not Equal Destiny

I’ve been working on this post in my head for awhile. Because the subject is a field of landmines. PantheaCon has had what are called “ciswomen” or “women born of women” rituals, led by Z. Budapest, who has been a strong … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day or Why Love “Spells” Are A Bad Idea

Every once in a while, someone comes to me and says, “I’m in love with ____, but they don’t love me. What can I do?” I sympathize. I think everyone does. We’ve all been in that situation when we are … Continue reading

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January Charity The Berkeley Colony

From my wonderful friend Laken Steeljaw, child of Hyena Mother. UC Berkeley is home to a unique research facility that houses a colony of captive Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Scientists at the facility have made many discoveries during their work, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Connection as Part of Energy Work

There are some days that despite my physical practice, mental practice and emotional awareness, the weight of anxiety and stress  is too heavy.  All my long learned, hard won coping skills just won’t lift it. Those are the days that … Continue reading

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Emotional Awareness as Part of Energy Work

When I chose therapy at 26, I had little knowledge of what my emotions were. I didn’t know how to cope with my strong emotions or manage my anger. I didn’t know how to increase positive emotions or use distraction, … Continue reading

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Mental Practice As Part of Energy Work

I meditate at least once a day. Meditation is very hard for me. My mind is like a white water river, with thoughts flowing in and out without seeming rhyme or reason.  Taming it to something singular is very difficult. … Continue reading

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Physical Practice as Part of Energy Work

I practice yoga. I realize it’s not a very Nordic thing to do, but yoga has the advantages of being low impact, meditative and something that I can do alone. Yoga makes me aware of my energetic body. And as … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

I hear  a lot about the War on Christmas. For those of you that haven’t, it’s a Fox News/Christian Broadcasting assertion that the liberal secular humanist agenda is trying to take away the reason for the season and making you … Continue reading

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The Transitions of Age

In most neo-pagan traditions today, a woman’s life is divided into three phases, Maiden, or pre-children; Mother and Crone, post-children. My important disclaimer:Because most women in the West are no longer defining themselves by their relationship to men or children, … Continue reading

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Religious Abuse: Healing the Damage

After you leave an abusive leader or group, you will wonder “What do I do now?” For many people, that group and leader defined who they were as people as well as pagans. A large part of the healing process … Continue reading

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